Dementia Support Services provide support for people living with dementia and their carers who live at home. The services are often intended to enable people living with dementia to remain in their own homes and to prevent unnecessary admissions into hospital.
Services provide short-term support and home treatment for people with dementia who are experiencing physical health problems or changes in behaviour that surface as a result of other health problems or as a result of their stage of dementia.
Dementia Support Services provide support that may include:
- assessments of service users current physical and mental health needs
- support and training for carers to enhance their skills
- supporting the discharge of service users from hospital
- signposting to other services that can support service users and their carers
- provide awareness and support around the management of dementia within the community
In Medway, Medway Community Healthcare provides community health services that support people with dementia and their carers who live at home. The service aims to support people to remain in their own homes and reduce unnecessary admission into hospital. The dementia support service is available to adults with a diagnosis of dementia or who are in the process of a diagnosis being made.
More information on the dementia support services in Medway can be found on the Medway Community Healthcare website.